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University Museum of Natural History

Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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Ranked #5 of 189 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological...
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.

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gloucester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Having never been to a natural history museum before I was so impressed with everything there.the exhibits are well laid out and easy to see even the biulding is amazing and there really is something for everyone we will definitely be back :-)

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Escucha, Spain
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61 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

we were having a walk around with grandson and came up to the museum, our grandson wanted to go in and see " the bones",a mate in school had told him about them, so in we went. I found the building itself interesting. unlike some exhibits I have been to one can actually touch some exhbits, that seems to heighten... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Accessible presentation of exhibits, things to touch, wonderful building and free! Website's instructions on how to get there on foot could have been more helpful. Good for children.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Fascinating and just big enough to get around and see the lot in about an hour or two. Plenty for both children and adults to marvel at.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Visited last saturday around noon and spent an hour exploring. My little boy loves andy's dinosaurs adventures (and although he knows it isn't where it is filmed) he kept talking about the bones/exhibits and how amazing they were. He particularly enjoyed the sensory aspects and things he could touch. We will be going back within the next month to go... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is such a find in Oxford. It has free entry (amazing) and has had a major refurbishment making the exhibits up to date and well presented. The building itself is wonderful too and is worth a visit all by itself.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is the best museum in Britain, although on Saturdays it is best to get there early. So many things to see. Our children have been many times, and now know the museum really well, but there is always something different to look at. Also, don't forget to look at the statues, the building itself, the amazing roof, and the... More 

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Surrey
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18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

loved this place. no where near as large as the natural history museum in London, but a really interesting place to go. Lot's of focus on dinosaurs and fossils but also lots of info and skeletons about modern animals and minerals. could spend a few hours in here easily if you wanted to read everything. well worth a visit

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Some amazing dinosaur recreations as you pass through to the Pitt Rivers collection. Didnt stay for long in here and were very disappointed by the café, but seemed to have lots on show.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

A fabulous museum with a variety of displays covering all manner of creatures. The children thought the dino displays were amazing, and there are a good number of items you can touch. The cafe is nice as well if a little pricey but then entrance is free. It is about a 20 minute walk from the station.

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